Two special features made this condo the ideal choice for a Minnesota couple
needing the perfect vacation home
Ken and Debbie Croats bought their seventh-floor condominium at Phillippi Landings in 2015, but that’s not the first time they saw the two-bedroom, two bath unit. When Phillippi Landings opened in 2006, the Croats apartment was the builder’s model for the community of three buildings set on 10 acres on historic Phillippi Creek in Sarasota.
Phillippi Landing consists of three condominium buildings set on 10 acres of PhillippiCreek. There are 103 units here ranging from about 1,800-4,200-square-feet.
“We’ve been coming every other month for a couple weeks
and sometimes monthly,” said Debbie. “There’s no reason not to, we love the
weather, the activities and sometimes we love just sitting on our terrace
and looking at the water or the activity at the Phillippi farmers market on
Wednesdays. There are concerts in the park too and we walk over there to
enjoy the music.” The couple furnished the home as a glamorous vacation
destination with luxury items from local sources. They replaced all the
light fixtures with statement pieces that convey with the apartment, but the
condominium is being sold unfurnished.
The couple is in Florida so much now, that they look at this as more home than the large house they have in Minnesota. They are considering a permanent move here. And for that they will need a bigger home and a yard, which will make their two little dogs happy although Zoe and Eva have enjoyed their very own private elevator.
Debbie and Ken Croat have bought a lot on the bay in Osprey and already have house plans. But, Ken says he’s not building it. They’ve hired a contractor and Ken is content to be the client this time.
So, their Phillippi Landings condominium in on the market for $629,000 through Realtor Kimberlie MacDonald, Coldwell Banker.
The next owner of this unique condominium will have new neighbors. Taylor Morrison is building 29 townhouse condominiums in Phillippi Landings, but the new homes will not interfere with current residents’ views.
The three Phillippi Landings buildings that went up in 2006 comprise 103 units ranging from about 1,800- to 4,200-square-feet. Residents have garage parking, clubhouse, heated swimming pool, fitness center, kayak launch, dog park and the day use of a communal boat dock. The high-rise condominium development offers views of Phillippi Creek, Roberts Bay, Siesta Key and the city of Sarasota. And the new owners of the Croat condominium can sit on their own private dock and take in all the sights before climbing aboard their boat and sailing out into the bay.